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(Aunty Maureen) Learning starts at home.
You have to teach them right from wrong.
It’s important for them in their early years
because to learn and develop their own sense
of personal skills.
That will prepare them to go onto
the bigger, wider world.
(Sharron) Make the early years count.
Find out more by talking to your local playgroup
Aunty Maureen Mossman is a descendent of the Guggandji people of Yarrabah and an Elder in her community of Cairns. She has devoted her life to educating young people. With 35 years’ experience as an early childhood teacher and mentor in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, Aunty Maureen believes early learning sets children up for school and life.
“Learning starts at home. You have to teach them rights from wrongs, the do’s from the don’ts. It prepares them as they go on to the bigger, wider world.”
“I would say go, go and find out what the kindergarten or playgroup has to offer.”
Having lived in a time when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people fought for the right to be seen and heard, Aunty Maureen believes early childhood education is the basic foundation for giving children a better chance in life.